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~ Kathy M.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The "Re-Introduce Myself" Blogfest:

Welcome to Kathy Matthews' Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy blog.  I am participating in Stephen Kemp's "Re-Introduce Myself Blogfest" where we are encouraged to give a brief description of our blogs and ourselves.  I kind of feel like I am on

I have been blogging since November 2008, and this is post number 1893.  Oregon Gifts is not my only blog, but it is the one where I put most of my energy.  The name is quite a mouthful, but I was planning on reviving my crafts business of the same name when I set this blog up.  It is a lot easier to post pictures than to make things though, and one thing led to another.

I have completed the April A-Z Challenge for the past two years.  I am just now beginning my first novel, and I am super excited about that.  I enjoy writing flash fiction, travel, taking pictures, reading, being creative, old stuff, and interacting with others.  

As for sports, I love to watch baseball (The Mariners, and all AL teams) and college football (The Ducks, and TCU, where our grandson Tyler is a QB.)

"Welcome to the online diary of a Central Oregon Grandmother (me) who is busy celebrating the positive portions of her everyday life ... along with her best friend husband (Cary).  It is quite an eclectic diary, and I try to do my best to incorporate a little bit of early Oregon history into many of my posts.  I post the links of many of my stories and articles on the sidebar, so if you have extra time, please scroll down to see more.  At the bottom of this page, there are links to many other blogs that I enjoy reading.

Please leave me a comment, and follow me if you want to.  I will make sure to reciprocate.  Thanks so much for stopping by."

~ Kathy M. 

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Bethe77 said...

Fun little read as I get to know you a little bit more each time I come and visit. I to have done the A- Z Challenge the past two years as well. Fun! I think I may need to go check out the re-inroduce me blog fest.

Cassie said...

Hi Kathy! Good to see you again!! Hope 2013 is going well for you.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Hiya Kathy! Glad to re-meetcha! Hoping you're having a loverly time on the old reintroduction blogfest!

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you. I like old things too, mostly cause I'm old lol. Thanks so much for dropping in on thefeatherednest.

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

So nice to meet you - for the first time!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Nice to meet you Kathy. 1893 posts??? Yikes! Welcome to the wonderful world of writing. It will definitely be a roller coaster of emotions :D

Hart Johnson said...

You've been productive! I was only a year behind you but I am barely past 1000. And I had a year in there I blogged every day!

I like how you've let your blog morph. Always best to be flexible.

M Pax said...

Hi Kathy!! Nice to see you again. Congrats on finishing your first novel. Do you know of Central Oregon Writers Guild at all?

It is a bit like isn't it? lol

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Have fun with the college football grandson. We really enjoyed those years when my son played college football.

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of blogs! I have a few years to go to catch up to you. And thanks for participating in the Re-Introduce Myself Blogfest!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Hi, Kathy. Nice to meetcha! Too bad I didn't meet you about a month ago, though. I wrote a post about Oregon, and then when a commenter mentioned the Oregon Vortex, wrote a post about that, too. (So TWO posts about a state I've never even visited!)

Count me in as your newest follower. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

T. Drecker said...

Hi! Nice to meet you. I like crafty things too... and writing... and maybe I'll just have to follow you :)

Kas said...

Nice to meet you, Kathy! My boyfriend has family in Hood River and I am dying to visit/move there someday! It just looks so gorgeous and green! : ]

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome to the world of writing! Very cool you've done the Challenge the past two years. Signing up again when the list opens tomorrow?
And you have a grandson in college? You could've told me he was your son and I would've believed you.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

That's a great photo of you. You look just like someone I'd want to be friends with, if we weren't already. :)

loverofwords said...

Hi Kathy: You sound like such a positive person -- glad to meet you!

Elise Fallson said...

Nice to meet you Kathy! This will be my second A-Z this April and I can't wait, but I really hope to be more prepared this year than last. Starting a new book is always exciting, good luck with it and hope to read more about your writing in the future. (:

michelle said...

Hi Kathy. Nice to meet you.
Congratulations on completing your first novel.

Pk Hrezo said...

Nice to meet you, Kathy! I've done A-Z the last 2 years too so I'm surprised our paths haven't crossed, but then there are a lot of us bloggers.
Just visited Oregon for the first time last October and it was everything I imagined and more. Just beautiful! :)

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